Thursday, July 12, 2012


Yesterday I had my day all planned. I was going to take my kid to camp, come home, and write the start to Chapter 17 in The South Sea Bubble. I would have a healthy lunch, and go and collect the kid. We would both go to Costco and do a shopping trip, since I had COUPONS! (add sound of celestial choir singing.)

We would go home and I'd do a quick workout. My husband was supposed to be away for work, so once I got the kid in bed I could do some more work and complete an edit I'm doing for Ross Kitson, the author of Darkness Rising.

Yeah, none of that happened. Here's how the day went: 

Over coffee, hubby announced that he was going to cancel his business trip. 

Workers showed up early and began making loud noises with their machinery. I was expecting them at noon, so I had to run around and hide toys and folded laundry, to pretend I'm a real adult and have a clean house.

When I got back from camp, ready to write, the power went out. It came back on only when I was about to leave to pick up the child.

I never got that lunch, since I was busy with the workers and the laundry. I had a hot dog at Costco instead - you know, that 1.50 lunch that actually is my very favorite lunch. (I'm a cheap date.)

We shopped at Costco and it turned out, in the checkout line, that the coupons didn't start until the next day. Did I ever check the dates? NOPE

By the time I got home and stored all the stuff that I had bought anyway, since I certainly wasn't going to waste a trip to Costco, I had such a killer headache that I could only collapse limply on the sofa and watch Soul Surfer with my kid.

She did pretend to be surfing off the couch on a cushion while the film was going on, so there's that. It must have been fun, because she did it about a gafrillion times. 

That couch surfing saved what would have been a *#$* day.


LiliTufel said...

I think the saying goes, "We make our plans and God laughs." LOL, Actually the Proverb is, "We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps." There's a famous quote by St. Teresa of Avila, “If this is how you treat your friends, no wonder you have so many enemies.
~ Said as she was bucked off her horse into a river on the way to visit one of her monasteries” - I read her autobiography and not only did she fall into a river but she hadn't had anything to eat at all. She was super hungry and it wasn't just a river, there was mud involved, if I'm not mistaken.
Ooooh, I found the quote on GoodReads!

Alison DeLuca said...

Oh, excellent! Yes, I got bucked off into the mud yesterday.

Carlie Cullen said...

There's another saying that's rather appropriate here, something about 'the best laid plans of mice and men'...
Or you can go with the one from Gone With The Wind, where right at the end of the film Scarlett says "...tomorrow is another day"